Eye-tracking data improves prosthetic hands

Prosthetic hands restore only some of the function lost through amputation. But combining electrical signals from forearm muscles with other sources of information, such as eye tracking, promises better prostheses. A study funded by the SNSF gives specialists access to valuable new data. The hand’s 34 muscles and 20 joints enable movements of great precision and complexity, which are essential […]

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Researchers find synchronization of memory cells critical for learning and forming memories

The phrase “Pavlov’s dogs” has long evoked images of bells, food and salivating dogs. Even though this tried-and-true model of repetitive patterns mimics a variety of learning processes, what happens on a cellular level in the brain isn’t clear. Researchers at the University of New Hampshire took a closer look at the hippocampus, the part of the brain critical for […]

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FDA warns of surgical gowns that may not be sterile

Certain surgical gowns and surgical packs made by Cardinal Health may not be sterile and should not be used, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Thursday. On Jan. 11 and Jan. 15, 2020, the medical device maker alerted its customers about quality issues affecting some of its Level 3 surgical gowns and PreSource procedural packs that contain these gowns. […]

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DR MICHAEL MOSLEY: Could magic mushrooms be the new Prozac?

DR MICHAEL MOSLEY: As scientists find that a powerful hallucinogenic can ‘reboot’ the brain… Could magic mushrooms be the new Prozac? Many of our most effective and lifesaving drugs are based on unpleasant and even toxic substances.  Penicillin, for example, the antibiotic that has saved countless lives, is produced by fungi called penicillium, which appear as mould on bread and […]

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Women's blood vessels age FASTER than men's, scientists find

Women’s blood vessels AGE faster than men’s which increases their risk of heart diseases at a younger age, study claims Women aged 30 with high blood pressure ‘more likely to have heart disease’ This is because their blood vessels and arteries are less efficient at that age  Authors of study say finding may reshape way doctors assess heart disease  Women’s blood vessels age […]

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